Two things I love are Indian food and convenience. This Indian Spiced Lamb Chops with Cucumber Salad recipe has both, and I adore the fact that the main and side are both included. I call them “total package recipes”, and they make meal planning so much easier!
This post was originally published on October 2, 2017. The text and photos were updated on July 18, 2021. The review and rating have not been changed.
When I think of the warm aromas that spices bring to my kitchen, I feel happy. Very, very happy. There is just nothing like it. I actually cannot imagine my life without the smell of spices wafting through my kitchen. Whether it is cinnamon with it’s intense comforting properties or smoked paprika with it’s sweet and smoky flavour, spices really make my world go round.
I really enjoy simple recipes, and there weren’t a lot of ingredients for this one. Most everything was already on hand, and I just had to buy the lamb, produce, and vinegar. None of the ingredients were difficult to find or expensive. Gotta love that!
I made the cucumber salad first so it could marinate while I made the lamb chops. The prep work took 10 minutes. Be sure to use a nonreactive bowl to marinate it since it has vinegar in the recipe. (I used a covered plastic container.)
The first time I made this Indian Spiced Lamb Chops with Cucumber Salad recipe, I used lamb shoulder chops. The lamb chops took 15 minutes total, with 4 minutes to prep, 6 minutes to cook (3 minutes per side), and 5 minutes to rest. The total time for everything was 25 minutes since I marinated the salad while I made the lamb.
When I decided to update this recipe’s photos, I used thicker lamb loin chops. They were about an inch thick, so I decided to cook them for 4 minutes per side. The centers were warm but still red, just the way I like lamb chops.